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In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. You will see the Ryerson name across campus, online and in our official communications for a period of time. Learn more about our next chapter.

Midwifery (BHSc)

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Is It for You?

Midwives provide primary care to people with low-risk pregnancies throughout pregnancy, labour and birth and up to six weeks postpartum. More than half of this program is spent in clinical midwifery and interprofessional placements. Your access to social and biological science courses, research and innovative classroom and distance formats teaches you to provide care to birthing parents and newborns in varied settings. The program’s focus on social justice prepares you to support midwifery users of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and values.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year; Post-Baccalaureate Option Available
Part Time: First-Year Entry

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Health Sciences

 Grade Range
75%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
Equity Admissions Self ID Form (voluntary) and interview (if selected)

 Experiential Learning
Clinical program

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What You Need to Know

 Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2021 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Toronto Metropolitan University reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Full-Time Format

Domestic Fees Range: $7,082 - $7,573
International Fees Range: $29,945 - $31,432

For detailed fees information visit Tuition and Fees by Program.

Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)

Domestic Fees Range: $891 - $5,391
International Fees Range: $3,135 - $23,345

For detailed fees information visit Tuition and Fees by Program.

Academic Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 75% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • One Grade 12 U/M course in Canadian world studies or the social sciences and humanities
  • Note: minimum 75% required in each subject and minimum 75% overall average

Note: The Midwifery Education Program (MEP) is a competitive, limited enrolment program. Over the years, very few candidates have been successful in gaining admittance directly from high school. High school graduates are encouraged to gain further college or university experience before applying.

Visit the Midwifery admissions page for further details on the admissions process.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

Non-Academic Requirements

The Midwifery Education Program uses an equity admissions process to support equitable representation of groups underrepresented in the midwifery student body and the midwifery profession in Ontario. 

If you wish to submit this form, it must be received by February 1, 2022.

Here’s how to access and submit the voluntary Equity Admissions Self ID Form:

  1. Access your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal account.

    Here’s how to access your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal account:
    1. Get your Ryerson Student Number in the email acknowledgement of your application
    2. Activate your Ryerson Online Identity. Fill in the Activation Form at www.ryerson.ca/accounts/. When asked for your Student/Applicant ID, enter your nine-digit Ryerson Student Number. Keep a record of your user name and password
    3. 24 hours after activating your Ryerson Online Identity, visit the Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal
  2. Click on the button to link to the eForms Centre.

    The Link to eForms Center button as indicated on the Choose>Ryerson Portal
  3. Next, click on the eForms Centre tile.

    The eForms Center tile highlighted at the bottom right of the RAMSS Student Homepage
  4. Then click on the Midwifery Self ID Form link.

    The Midwifery Self ID Form link as indicated on the eForms Center page

Subject to competition, select candidates will be invited to participate in a personal  interview. Further information about the interview process can be found on the Midwifery website.

After Graduation

Write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination and apply for registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario. You may work as a community midwife, prenatal support worker, prenatal program coordinator, health visitor or family services coordinator.

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Please visit our Undergraduate Applicant COVID-19 FAQ page for the latest information on current and next steps in light of all closures affecting admissions.